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Old 05-03-2006, 01:06 PM   #7
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Re: eczema... pleaase tell me all!

I refused to use the prescription steroid cream. Never even got it filled. Very bad for kids.

I used California baby Calendula cream and it went away within a week! I had tried tons of other lotions. Calendula and chamomille are suppossed to be really good for eczema, look for those ingredients. There are a lot of WAHM's on here that sell stuff that have these ingredients. I've heard shea butter too, but not sure about this. We only try to use natural products on our skin with no frag., petrolatum, colors, etc. Much better for eczema too.

A chiropractor and online research has shown that a good amount of good fats can help eczema. Flax seed oil, primrose oil, and cod liver oil can all help, as well as vit. D. 100% cotton clothes are good too. Obviously cloth diapers and cloth wipes help too. Watch what materials they are made of though.

As others have said, allergies could be an issue too, so check that out. I'm in the process of doing this now.

Hope this helps, Alison
HS mom to 4 kiddos- dd-12, dd-9, dd-6 (autism spectrum) and ds-4
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